Posted by: coastcontact | April 7, 2017

U.S. Missile Attack on Syria – The Real Meaning

I have not watched any commentaries on television or read any in newspapers.  This is my personal opinion.

Donald Trump was put to the test.  Depending on your point of view he either passed or failed.

From the perspective of “Will the new president take military action in difficult circumstances?” the answer is YES.  From the perspective of “Will the new president avoid war at all costs?” the answer is NO.

I believe Trump’s order to fire missiles at the air base where chemical weapons were sent to kill a civilian population was the correct decision.  He sent a message to Syrian dictator Assad that the United States, while not participating in the war, is still a world leader that is concerned with all humanity.

The second message was perhaps even more important.  It sent a message to North Korea and China that a nuclear armed North Korea, that is trying to build the ability to fire ICBMs at the United States, will not go unanswered.

Finally, the third message is that the United States will not cower to others in the world who believe that that this country is a paper tiger.



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